Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I am me, hear me roar

I have big boobs.

And big hips.

I've birthed two babies.

I am not textbook beautiful.

My hair is short and spiky.

I am loud and sarcastic.

I dress how I want to.

I cuss.

I wear a double digit pant size.

I am me. I am beautiful. Hear me roar.

Monday, November 9, 2009

In My Closet

Shirt: I love basics. I keep two shelves in my closet open just for white and black shirts. They are the perfect layering pieces. And truth be told a white t-shirt always looks great with a pair of jeans and a kick ass pair of shoes. I found that men's simple white undershirts are awesome as well. Just buy them a size smaller then you'd usually wear for a more fitted look. This white shirt is a Target special. (oh how I love Target.)

Jeans: Macy's, 3 years ago on massive clearance. I paid under $15. I always start browsing the big department stores mid January through February. This is when they clearance out all winter seasonal items and you can find some unbelievable deals. The same goes with around mid July for summer items.

Belt: It's patent leather, on clearance a few years ago at JcPenney. Under $8.

See why I love the basics? You can throw on another layer and instantly transform the outfit.

Jacket: Kohls clearance special. $8.

Pardon the headless shots. Cold week and I'm all pale and nasty looking. Not pretty.

Shirt: White basic (again!) Old Navy. $10.

Shirt: Old Navy again, few years back. It was under $5.

Jeans: Macy's clearance. Although now that I that I look at this outfit I think my trouser jeans would look better. Or a nice boot cut. My thighs are all, "Hi! How are you this fine morning?!"

Pre cold outfit....... I really need to figure out how not to look so dorky in these pictures.......

Shirt: Black basic from Old Navy, $10

Jacket: Chaps, thrifted, $10

Skirt: Kohls clearance, $6

Boots: Payless, under $20. Purchased 3 years ago?

Now, if I can get my act together, this weekend, I think I need to do some thrift shopping with a $50 or less budget and see what I come up with. Let's call it the $50 and Under Adventure...or something less stupid......

Friday, November 6, 2009


In My Closet will have to wait until Monday (I know, I know). I have a nasty head cold and the cuteness has not been happening. Any outfit that was remotely adorable this week was marred by by red peeling nose and pale face.

On Tuesday I kept on wondering why my right foot was cold and felt "off" in my favorite pair of shoes. Around lunch time I finally realized that the entire outside edge of my shoe was split wide open. How in the world it took me that long to figure it out, I will never, ever know. Off to the store I went. I found these shoes at a store down the street from my office. (Don't give me that look. There was no way in hell that I paid that much for them.) Gasp! They're clogs!!! I know, who would have thunk it?!?!? The truth? I LOVE them. They are super comfy and actually look great with a pair of jeans for a simple casual look. The swirly embroidery on top adds a lovely touch. Not for every outfit, but has made my head cold week easier to deal with.

What is your go to favorite "casual" piece?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Diva's Craft Corner

I'm a mom of three kids. (Yes, you read that right.) Kids stuff all comes in packages. These packages cause an excess of waste. I save quite a bit of the containers and am constantly thinking of ways to reuse them. This week I came up with a make-up brush holder. (or pencil, paint brush, etc. holder.) Genius, I know.

1. Take your container and using some craft glue (I use the gold bottle Tacky Glue) glue a strip of fabric around.

2. If there is anything that I can teach you today, for all that is holy on whole wheat toast, please keep a pair of scissors dedicated for fabric cutting only. Please and thank you. You're welcome.

3. Cut a smaller piece of fabric, long enough to go from top to bottom of the container to cover the seam of the fabric you just glued around.

4. Let dry.

5. I added a strip of ribbon around the bottom and the top of the holder, just because...well, why the hell not. Ribbon is pretty.

6. After everything is dry, take your fabric only scissors and trim the top and bottom of all the pesky stray fabric pieces.

Waa-laa! A beauteous brush holder. Or kitchen utencil locator. Or a change bucket. Or a....well you get the picture. Have fun! If you do this project, email pictures!